Utility Watch and Protect Technician
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Chicago, IL 60664
HBK Engineering is searching for a Utility Watch and Protect Technician. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.
The Utility Watch and Protect Technician will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to utility protection for a variety of utility clients. The Technician will be responsible for monitoring excavation to help prevent damage from being done to critical facilities.
+ Compares real world conditions to the record documentation to identify errors and omissions.
+ Verifies location of all client facilities within specified dig extents.
+ Watches and protects client facilities within a given area as directed by client.
+ Understands contractor?s means and methods for subsurface installations.
+ Responsible for monitoring and providing surveillance of critical infrastructure where excavations are known to be taking place or will be taking place soon.
+ Contacting excavators and scheduling with them to monitor critical excavation.
+ Monitoring excavations near critical infrastructure to prevent damage from being done to client facilities.
+ Locates and marks underground facilities using various industry tools, standards and methods including the use of various locating devices and utility maps.
+ High school diploma or GED certificate.
+ Valid driver?s license.
+ 2 years of experience in the construction and/or locating industry.
Essential skills and experience:
+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills to be able to work smoothly with citizens, company, contractor representatives, and customers.
+ Good organizational skills to be able to handle many varied tasks at once.
+ Knowledge and understanding of safe worksite practices.
+ Experience with the construction and installation of below grade infrastructure.
+ Experience working within and utilizing existing utility standard designs.
+ Experience with complex urban underground utility infrastructure.
+ Experience with serving as firm/client liaison.
+ Experience in reviewing design drawings created by others.
+ Experience in the use and basic maintenance of industry standard locating equipment.
+ Experience using basic communication and tech devices.
+ Proficient in web based email.
Valued but not required skills and experience:
+ 2-year or 4-year degree is a plus.
+ Surveying experience is a plus.
Tools and Equipment Used:
+ Personal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet software.
+ Motor vehicle.
+ Phone, Camera, GPS.
+ Tape measure, wheel, various types of locating equipment including but not limited to conductive and inductive radio devices, Metal detectors.
+ Capable of moving about on construction work sites, public streets and parkway.
+ Capable of lifting up to 75lbs.
+ Ability to stand, walk, kneel or sit for extended periods.
+ Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various measurement, locating and testing instruments.
+ Work safely outside in all weather conditions year round.
+ Occasionally work in excavations areas and roadways.
+ Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration.
+ The noise level in the work environment is occasionally moderate to loud.Job Location: Chicago, IL
Offers contingent upon satisfactory results from our standard background check and receipt of results of a satisfactory drug screening test from a location specified by HBK.